Home | Audio Reviews | Audio Shows | Partner Mags | News  

 

 

Enjoy the Music.com

Issue 88    April 2012
Global Expansion
Editorial By Alan Sircom

 

Issue 88 April 2012 We are fast becoming a global market. The parochial and myopic view of audio that we all seem to have shared in the past is ebbing away fast. But there are still hold-outs. There are still people who cannot think past country boundaries, and that they only want to buy local products from local brands. While from a patriotic standing this might make good sense, it’s ultimately self-defeating; because if a brand only plays to the home crowd and the home crowd has a bad couple of years, the brand may not survive.

This is why we made the decision to expand this magazine’s 'brief' to include products that appear on the global stage but might not yet be sold in the UK. These are products that we feel should be in the UK, but also that our readership outside the UK is just as important to us as our UK residents.

However, it is often still felt in audio circles that if you can break the UK market, you can succeed anywhere. Unfortunately, the UK’s audio scene is in one of its self-absorbed phases right now. In part, that’s because some domestic companies embraced change faster than foreign rivals and are making excellent new products. It’s our aim to both give these new and exciting products some visibility on a world stage and at the same time wake up the home market to the possibility of there being new products made beyond these shores worth investigating.

This is also the reason why we are proud supporters of the New York Audio & AV Show. From April 13th-15th, the prestigious Waldorf-Astoria hotel on Park Avenue will be home to some of the world’s finest hi-fi and home cinema products. Some of these names will be old friends, some of them will be new faces and some of them are old names that should be better known around the world. We’d love to see you there, but for those not flying to NYC in the middle of April, we will also be reporting back on this show in our next issue.

In addition, between now and the next issue, there’s a little matter of the Munich High-End show taking place in early May. We will be covering the show at length too, and any preview information we get, we’ll publish as soon as we get it at www.avguide.com. Check it out!

Errata: In the last issue, we inadvertently printed some incorrect details in the review of the Consonance power amplifiers. The models listed are the Cyber 'S' models, priced at £6,495 per pair. This does not alter our feelings toward the products. Our apologies for any confusion caused.

 


Alan Sircom, Editor Hi-Fi+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Quick Links


Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews

 

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Preamplifiers
Amplifiers
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc

 

Superior Audio Archives
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews

 

Videos
Enjoy the Music.TV

 

Columns
Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles


Show Reports
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show Report
Zagreb AV Show Report 2019
CanJam Singapore 2019 Show Report
Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2019
Florida Audio Expo 2019 Show Report
Warsaw Audio Show Report 2018
New York Audio Show 2018 Report
Capital Audiofest 2018 Report
Copenhagen HighEnd 2018 Show Report
Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show Report 2018
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2018
CanJam 2018 Denver RMAF Report
KL International AV 2018 Show Report
High End Munich 2018 Show Report
AXPONA 2018 Show Report
Click here for previous shows.

 

Other
Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty

 

Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions

 


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information

 

Partner Magazines
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HIFICRITIC
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
NOVO (CANADA HiFi)
STEREO Magazine
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

 

For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics

 

Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!

 

Social Media & Video
      

 

 

 

       

Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us

 

All contents copyright©  1995 - 2019  Enjoy the Music.com®
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.